Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Vampires devour blood. . .

I devour books. It's true. I am not very capable of reading a book a little at a time, unless I'm not loving it. But the truth is I love most books I read. I hope that is because I mostly like reading classics (I'm working my way through them). But I also read a lot of modern books, too. I am able to take the good a book has, and enjoy it. I liked all the Harry Potter books, I just finished Cecilia and Sorcery, I could go on. They aren't classics, but I really like them.

So that said, plus the fact that I didn't mention what I was NOT going to do yesterday equal another gone down to a fabulous, lazy day of reading. Days like yesterday are my favorite. My kids get a little frustrated. I kept honestly trying to put it down; my willpower is so weak. It's like Andrew and the sight of a cracker, it's like Scott and a truck, it's like an alcoholic in a free bar, it's like a vampire smelling blood. I CAN NOT RESIST!

So that brings me to yesterday. My mother-in-law left a book at my house Sunday to return to her sister who lives nearby. She thought I might like to read it before returning it. Well, I was a little sceptical. They had been talking about it before. It was about vampires in a normal world. They were SO fixated on it. It was all the rage. I was worried. Actually, I was pretty sure that I'd like it. I was just putting on a show for looks.

So yesterday all I DID do was make a quick Mother's Day post and read. And read, and get some quick lunch for my kids, and read and put in a movie for the kids, and read and put in another movie (I'm so bad, but Rachel was home sick so I didn't want her running around), and read and not make dinner and not get FHE ready and read. It was lovely.

So now the book, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. It was so good. I loved it. It was so romantic, devastatingly romantic in my opinion. And interesting and ponderable (a real word I'm sure) and gripping (I got that one off the back cover, but it was obviously true for me too). Last night, after the kids were in bed, I finished the epilogue. And then I reread some parts, parts that were romantic, parts that explained things I missed, parts that caught my eye as I flipped through the pages. I never do that, but I did.

You should definitely read this book. I loved it and will read the sequel New Moon as soon as I can get my hands on it. Ahhhh. Romantic. Ahhhhhhh. Really romantic and exciting and scary. Ahhhhhhhh. I read it too fast. I want to still be immersed in the story today. Oh well. That's what I get for being insatiable when I start a good book.

I must add that this is a young adult fiction book, read it knowing that.

P.S. Today I am NOT going to be able to stop thinking about it. Really.


Lindsay said...

Someone else recommended that book to me. Guess I will have to read it. I am like you though about reading obsessively. Although lately its been blogs not books. Sad.

Julie M. said...

Oh BRooke! You're soo funny! I'm just like that, so I will definitely NOT pick up this book until we move far away. :) I'm glad you liked it.